Innovation brings risk. Pharma is risk averse. Therefore, we have less innovation than in other industries. Most likely you’ve heard it all before. But is it valid? We talk to executives from Biogen, Merck, and Sanofi Biologics to find out.
My previous article on the regulatory and quality aspects of M&A technical due diligence looked at how to ensure you acquire products that can be outsourced properly to a third-party manufacturer. This second part will cover considerations for the manufacturing process and equipment as well as some aspects of logistics and operations.
In Part 1 of this two-part article, we explored the role of open collaboration in the future pharmaceutical manufacturing innovation. Part 2 provides a specific example of how such collaboration is already taking place, through a unique industry-academic partnership.
Beginning in 2004, a global team of pharmaceutical toxicologists, industrial hygienists, quality assurance professionals, a cleaning validation professional, and a representative from the US FDA participated in the development of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering's (ISPE) Risk-Based Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products (Risk-MaPP) Baseline Guide.
The biomanufacturing industry is undergoing a major shift, from single-product processes and stainless steel infrastructure to flexible, multi-product facilities using singleuse technology.
The expanding global pharmaceutical industry projects a 4%-6% annual growth and forecasts that it will reach a value of $1T by 2014. By Paul Dupont
With things “heating up” in terms of more diverse temperature demands, the industry is moving away from the term cold chain, and we’ll start to see more references to the more inclusive temperature-controlled transport.
Blister packaging, not long ago considered a less significant segment of the North American pharmaceutical packaging industry, is now outpacing most other industry segments. In 2010, blister represented 17% of the global market and recorded $8.1B in revenue, according to Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry – 2011 Yearbook. GBI Research. By Paul Dupont, Director of Business Development North America, Ropack, Inc.
Development of efficient manufacturing processes is a necessity for cost-effective production of biopharmaceuticals. By carefully designing and evaluating your experiments, sufficient information for optimizing your process can be obtained with a minimal number of experiments.
Crucial to the successful operation of any research laboratory is the ability to efficiently generate purified proteins for further investigation and analysis. By Per Lidén (GE Healthcare Life Sciences), Svend Kjær (Cancer Research UK) and Mark Cooper (Abcam)
Patheon’s Puerto Rico Operations specialize in the high volume commercial manufacture of solid dosage forms including tablets, capsules, and powders packaged in bottles.
Based out of South Boston, MA, with additional research programs in the UK and Canada, Vertex Pharmaceuticals has spent the past 25 years working to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases.
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Reacting to trends, including drug shortages and plant inspections that increasingly question manufacturing data integrity, FDA’s recent draft guidance Request for Quality Metrics promotes a “quality-driven corporate culture” as one of its goals.
Quality metrics have been widely used in the pharma industry to monitor quality systems, operational processes, and to promote continuous improvement initiatives in drug manufacturing. However, the task of selecting the right metrics to incorporate has always been a bit of a challenge as quality can be subjective and hard to measure in a meaningful way.
In today’s pharmaceutical industry, the economic strains of keeping a company completely vertically integrated are no longer feasible. Smaller, virtual drug companies simply do not have the resources necessary to translate a molecule to a drug product.
“Digital transformation” is a common buzzword across industries today, but is it more than just jargon? Faced by shifting consumer demand, rapidly evolving technology and increasing competition, organizations — to a large extent from science-based industries — are realizing that business as usual (or only incremental change to traditional approaches) does not address today’s challenges in a sustainable, long-term way.
With biologics filling the pipelines of life sciences companies more than ever, the biopharmaceutical industry needs to rethink its view of quality. Once primarily considered a focus in downstream drug development and manufacturing, quality now demands just as much attention in upstream discovery research.